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DIVΞЯSITY INTΞЯNSHIP PЯOGЯΛMMΞ 2022 – 2 x News Interns & 1 x Video Intern




New Scientist Limited


High Street Kensington, London

Salary : London Living Wage

Posted : 10 Jun 2022

Closes : 08 Jul 2022

New Scientist Diversity Internship Programme 2022

New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Founded in 1956 for “all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences”, the publication’s teams in London and around the world cover international news from a scientific standpoint and ask the biggest-picture questions about life, the universe, and what it means to be human.

These fundamental questions are of interest to everyone, whatever their background. But both science and journalism suffer from a lack of diversity, with many talented individuals and valuable perspectives excluded or lost from these fields.

To address this, New Scientist is offering a learning and development opportunity open to anyone from an ethnic minority background.

Successful applicants will begin a 6-month internship in October 2022. The internship will pay the 2022 London Living Wage and be based in our High Street Kensington office, London.

This year, we are recruiting two news interns and one video intern. News interns will receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced journalist and on-the-job training in news and features writing, plus subediting and audience engagement, with your work published both online and in print. You’ll leave the internship with a portfolio of published work, ready to start a career in science journalism – as many of our interns have done.

Our video intern will be based in our video team. You’ll learn how to produce scientific videos from idea to publication. You’ll source footage from researchers, script and edit short form news videos and publish them across our online and social media platforms. Alongside this you’ll have the opportunity to come with us on shoots and be trained in camerawork. You’ll also receive foundational training in news writing and subediting, and will leave the internship with a showreel that demonstrates your skills.

Our interns will also have the opportunity to take part in our podcasts and events.

The only entry requirements are that you will have completed a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or computing degree by the start of the internship, and that you have a demonstrable interest in writing, video editing or journalism.

We ask applicants to submit 200 words explaining how you meet these requirements, which internship position you are applying for (news or video), and why you are the right person for this internship.

In addition, please write an article on a recent scientific discovery, between 500 and 800 words (for news intern applications) or create a 2-3 minute video on a scientific topic that interests you (for video intern applications).

Articles should be a plain word document with no special formatting. Please include your name in the file name, but nowhere in the text of the document.

Videos should be uploaded as unlisted to YouTube and a link pasted at the end of your 200 word statement (not included in the word count).

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK by the start of the internship.

The internship is a positive action scheme, under the Equality Act 2010.

To apply, please paste your 200-word statement in the box below, along with a link to your video, if you have created one. Instead of uploading a CV, use the form below to attach your science article, if you have written one. 

Alternatively, send your application Tashan Chong-Kan – t.chongkan@dmgmedia.co.uk


About New Scientist

New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology publication. Our website, app and print editions cover international news from a scientific standpoint, and ask the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human. If someone in the world has a good idea, you will read about it in New Scientist.

Since the magazine was founded in 1956 for “all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences”, it has expanded to include newsletters, videos, podcasts, courses and live events in the UK, US and Australia, including New Scientist Live, the world’s greatest festival of science. New Scientist is based in London, UK, with offices in the US and Australia.

New Scientist magazine

In a time when facts are in short supply, there has never been a greater need for a trusted, impartial source of information about what is going on in the world – or a greater need for inspiration through exceptional ideas.

From artificial intelligence to climate change, from the latest innovations in health to the mysteries of quantum physics and the human mind, New Scientist covers the ideas and innovations that matter. We talk to researchers at the cutting edge, separate fact from fiction and distil it all into an intelligible, need-to-know digest.